Duke Energy Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 15, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.765 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 17,
2013. Shareholders who purchased DUK stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th
quarter that DUK has paid the same dividend. At the current stock
price of $71.77, the dividend yield is 4.26%.
The previous trading day's last sale of DUK was $71.77,
representing a -4.9% decrease from the 52 week high of $75.47 and a
20.36% increase over the 52 week low of $59.63.
DUK is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes
companies such as Exelon Corporation (
) and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (
). DUK's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $3.35. Zacks Investment Research reports DUK's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as .5%, compared to an industry
average of 5.7%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
Interested in gaining exposure to DUK through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have DUK as a top-10 holding:
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Utilities (
- Vanguard Utilities ETF (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities Index Fund (
- Ml Utilities Hldr1240 (UTHYL)
- iShares S&P Global Utilities Sector Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is IDU with an increase of
11.75% over the last 100 days. XLU has the highest percent
weighting of DUK at 9.49%.